Bangalore, June 1 2016: Home healthcare was the central theme at the 4th annual media showcase of the Philips Innovation centres in India -- here and in Pune.
New products unveiled yesterday -- all made in India, for India, and the world -- included a lightweight newborn child's respiration monitor, a fetal heart rate monitor, sleeping aids for adults suffering from sleep apnea ( deprivation), e-alert: a sensor -based health monitoring system for imaging systems and additions to the Philips range of air purifiers for home and office --the Series 3000 and Series 6000, respectively.
The Fetal Heart Rate Monitor and the Children’s Respiration Monitor have been developed at Philips Innovation Campus (PIC) in Bengaluru while the e-alert system has been developed at Philips Healthcare Innovation Centre (HIC) in Pune. These products will be manufactured at HIC. The Air Purifier will also be manufactured in India in the next 2-3 years
“We have always been driven by innovation to introduce meaningful solutions that enable access to affordable healthcare. In keeping with our global mission to improve the lives of 3 billion people a year by 2025, the Philips Innovation Campus in Bengaluru remains focused on disruptive innovations to deliver solutions that address some of the outstanding challenges facing us today” said Srinivas Prasad, CEO, Philips Innovation Campus.
In his opening remarks Raja Venkatraman, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Philips India, pointed at the anomalies in the country's import-export policies which making manufacturing in India a challenge: With import duties on components from abroad, added to excise on locally sourced items and VAT on the final product -- the tax bill makes the indigenously manufactured product costlier than importing the entire item which would attract just 19% import duty, he pointed out.
Philips introduced the new, fully integrated, patient-centric sleep therapy solution featuring a connected positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy device, complementary mask line, and engagement tools to improve care for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients. The Dream Family integrated solution includes the DreamStation PAP device and DreamWear mask. The DreamWear is an under the nose nasal mask. DreamWear's design offers many of the benefits of nasal and pillows masks to allow patients to have the best of both mask types. Allowing more freedom of movement and more comfort than their prescribed mask, DreamWear patients feel like they are not wearing a mask at all. The top of head connection of the device allows patient the freedom to move. The Under the nose nasal cushion prevents red marks, discomfort or irritation in the nostrils or on the nose bridge. The cushion comes in four sizes Small, medium, large and medium wide. The Fit Pack includes all 4 cushion sizes (S, M, L, MW) and 1 medium sized frame.
Children’s Respiration Monitor
In support of the fight against child mortality as a result of pneumonia, Philips has developed an affordable respiration monitor that automatically and accurately measures the breath rate of a child under the age of 5. The Philips Children’s respiration monitor has been specifically designed for use in low resource areas. Making it power independent and robust so
it withstands and can operate in harsh conditions.
It's clinical decision support functionality provides instant feedback, to support the care provider in determining a correct diagnosis, clearly indicating the risk of fast-breathing rate of the child, based on the WHO IMCI guidelines.
Philips Fetal Heart Rate Monitor
This is a robust, portable, power-independent monitor. It has built-in batteries that provide up to 10hours of use and when no mains supply is available is available, cranking the wind-up handle for 1min provides power up to 10mins of operation. A built-in loudspeaker helps the operator hear the heart rate while the display screen indicates detectable heartbeat, beats per minute and low battery indication. As a result one can quickly identify any abnormal fetal heart activity and take prompt action. Combined with the Mobile Obstetrics Monitoring (MOM) software, the Fetal Doppler provides rural health workers with a never before reach to extend pregnancy care to women in towns and cities in the hinterland.
Philips e-alert System:
The Philips e-alert is a proactive, sensor-based intelligent hardware- or software-based tool that keeps a close virtual eye on imaging equipment. It continuously monitors all key parameters of the client’s MRI systems – and issues an automatic alert if something is amiss. To ensure MRI systems can deliver the quality, efficiency, and uptime needed, critical parameters – such as cooled water supply, helium level and humidity – must be just right. Insight into these metrics and knowing when and how to respond if an issue arises are essential to maintaining uptime, improving efficiency, and reducing maintenance cost and effort.
Philips Air Purifier Series 3000:
The new Philips Air Purifier Series 3000 is an extension to the existing air purifier portfolio which offers Aerasense technology, respiratory particle feedback, a special allergen mode, new filters, improved airflow and an Aerodynamic design. The Philips Air Purifier Series 3000 provides most accurate real-time Particulate Matter 2.5 feedback which helps you to monitor and the air quality. The new NanoProtectTM S3 filters remove 99.97% airborne allergens, have a bigger capacity and offer all round protection from fine particles, harmful gases, odor and must bacteria and viruses. Philips Air Purifier Series 6000:
The latest Philips Air Purifier Series 6000 is a heavy duty air purifier designed for larger spaces. The 6000 Series with its with Vitashield IPS, TwinForce aerodynamics design and Aerasense technology with real time numerical feedback, delivers superior purification against pollution and common allergens.
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